Artsline - Warm days & cool nights are filled with local music, history & cultural arts!
“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
Richmond is awash with music this week, from folk to rock to classical to traditional Indian. You will find lots of opportunities for local musicians to connect you to voice and instrument. So, too, there are book talks, mural tours, and personal history workshops. Enjoy the start to summer!
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1. FLKL ON SHOCKOE SESSIONS LIVE! GRUNGY PUNK & FOLK
Tuesday, June 6, 7:30 PM
In Your Ear Studios, 1813 East Broad Street, Richmond, 23223
A weekly concert showcasing Richmond’s goldmine of music talent! In person and live-streamed, presented by Shockoe Records and In Your Ear Studios. FLKL is a four-piece RVA-based rock band. With an eclectic mash up of punk, grunge, surf, and folk influences, their sound includes heavy riffs, four-part vocal harmonies, and an electric banjo. The group features Brittany Horkan on drums, Delilah Ruth Harris on bass, Alex Harris on guitar, and Mike Ferster on electric banjo. Purchase tickets online.
2. TASTE OF INDIA
Music, Dance, Visual Art, Culture
Saturday, June 10
Cultural Center of India, 6641 Ironbridge Parkway, Chester, 23831
Immerse yourself in traditional Indian culture. The Cultural Center of India brings to you a big community event with cultural dances, music, food, art, clothes and jewelry from all over India. This event will bring the entire community of Richmond under one roof to celebrate the essence of India. This will be a great opportunity for photos and videos highlighting the Indian Community of Richmond, Virginia. Public figures, government officials and leaders from the Indian Community will be present. No registration required for this free event.
3. SUMMER SUSPENSE WITH POLLY STEWART AND ELLE COSIMANO!
Wednesday, June 7, 6 PM
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 East Cary Street, Richmond, 23219
Stay cool in the summer heat with a talk about Polly's chilling book, The Good Ones! Polly and Elle (Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun) will be in conversation at Fountain Bookstore. About the Book: The last time Nicola Bennett saw Lauren Ballard she was scraping a key along the side of a new cherry-red Chevy Silverado. That was the night before her friend mysteriously vanished from her home, leaving a bloodstained washcloth and signs of a struggle—as well as her grieving husband and young daughter—behind. Registration required for this free event.
4. MURALS OF JACKSON WARD WALKING TOUR
Thursday, June 8, 6 PM
Saturday, June 17, 10 AM
In front of the mural at 325 North 2nd Street, Richmond, 23219
$20 adult | $10 members | Free for children under 18
Join The Valentine’s experienced tour guides to explore the diversity of one of city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Visit murals, revitalized buildings and historic homes and learn the neighborhood’s rich history. Together you will trace its evolution from immigrant, working-class neighborhood, to the “Harlem of the South” and a modern community today, and you’ll explore how art is telling the story of Jackson Ward. Purchase tickets online.
5. MILITARY GENEALOGY: VIRGINIANS IN THE FIRST & SECOND WORLD WARS
Friday, June 9, 9:30 AM
Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, 23219
Explore methods and resources for finding ancestors who fought in World Wars I & II with reference archivists Bill Bynum and Kenneth Forest. This workshop explores Library of Virginia records in original, microfilm and digital formats related to the World Wars — as well as selected National Archives records — and offers advice on how to use them in your genealogical research. Registration required.
6. TJ COLE IS...SO HOT RIGHT NOW
Wednesday, June 7, 7 PM
Babes of Carytown, 3166 West Cary Street, Richmond, 23221
String quartet, Rosette, along with cellist Peter Greydanus and violist Danielle Wiebe Burke, will perform TJ Cole's "Playtime: 10 Miniatures for String Sextet" as part of the quartet's fourth So Hot Right Now concert series. Born in 1993, TJ Cole (they/them) is the youngest composer ever to be featured on the series, which brings the music of living composers to Richmond audiences multiple times throughout one month. This is the second of six performances during the month of June, and the first of three performances that are free. See more dates and venues at sohotrva.com. No registration required for this free event.
7. THE END OF PUBLIC EXECUTION
Literary Art, History
Thursday, Jun 8, Noon
Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, 23220
$10 adults | $5 students | Free for ages 5 & under
Dr. Michael Ayers Trotti is Professor of History at Ithaca College in the Fingerlakes of New York. He has written on sensationalism and murder in the Richmond press in his first book, The Body in the Reservoir, and on the history of lynching in the Journal of American History. He comes to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture to discuss his latest book, The End of Public Execution: Race, Religion, and Punishment in the American South. Purchase tickets online.
8. MUSIC IN THE COUNTRY: THE COMMONHEART WITH SPECIAL GUEST DEREK SMITH AND THE NEW DAY
Sunday, June 11
River Road Farm, 1300 North High Street, Franklin, 23851
$35 advance | $40 door
Music in the Country’s final show of the spring season features the lively and soulful powerhouse, The Commonheart, and legendary local band, Derek Smith and the New Day. Gates open at noon. Purchase tickets online.
9. POCAHONTAS PREMIERS: RICHMOND SYMPHONY
Saturday, June 10, 7 PM
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield, 23832
Free admission | $7 parking
Take in the sounds of the Richmond Symphony at the Heritage Amphitheater while surrounded by the beauty of Pocahontas State Park. Gates open one hour before show time. Admission is free. No registration required. Parking fee required.
10. ONE VOICE CHORUS & VCU HEALTH ORCHESTRA SPRING COLLABORATION
Saturday, June 10, 4 PM
Derbyshire Baptist Church, 8800 Derbyshire Road, Richmond, 23229
Join One Voice Chorus for their Spring 2023 concert with a special guest - the VCU Health Orchestra.The concert features classical, jazz, show tunes, and spiritual selections. The Health Orchestra will join OVC for Haydn’s Te Deum and Mozart’s Ave verum Corpus and also will perform selections from their May 5th concert. You won’t want to miss this event! The facilitated pre-concert conversation on issues related to racial harmony and understanding starts at 3:00 pm. Purchase tickets at the event.
If you are an arts or cultural organization with lectures, exhibitions, performances, or even book readings, submit your events to Artsline here.
If you are an artist or an arts or cultural organization in need of resources and tools, check out the list of local and national resources from Richmond CultureWorks.
The Library of Virginia, Richmond Symphony, The Valentine, and VCU Health are sponsors of VPM.